Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Well Said...

"The condition upon which God hath given liberty to man is eternal vigilance; which condition if he breaks, servitude is at once the consequence of his crime, and the punishment of his guilt."

~ John P Curran

John Philpot Curran (1750-1817)

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Well Said...

"The 'private sector' of the economy is, in fact, the voluntary sector; and... the 'public sector" is, in fact, the coercive sector."

~ Henry Hazlitt

Henry Stuart Hazlitt (1894-1993)

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Friday, September 20, 2013

Tatsuo Horiuchi: Excel Spreadsheet Artist

Meet Tatsuo Horiuchi, the 73-year old computer artist who uses Excel (Microsoft) as his palette to create world-class artworks.

Tatsuo Horiuchi (1940- ) standing behind some of his many Excel creations

Follow the link below to learn more about Tatsuo Horiuchi's life and artistic endeavors, as well as to download original Excel files of his acclaimed works.

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Below is an example from Tatsuo Horiuchi's Excel files.

"Cherry Blossoms at Jogo Castle" by Tatsuo Horiuchi (2006)

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Monday, September 16, 2013

Can Higher Education Change?

Prof George R Boggs of Inside Higher Ed (2013) argues that higher education needs to refocus its efforts toward its central purpose of student learning instead of acquiescing to the obtuse political demands of external interest groups who often pursue their agenda through accreditors and regulators:
Colleges and universities are too important for educators to deny the challenges and demands of today and too important for policy makers to pass laws because of pressure from special interests or based on their recollection of what college used to be. Decisions cannot be based on past practices when the world is changing so rapidly. The mission of higher education is student learning, and all of our policies, procedures and practices must be aligned with that mission if our institutions are to remain relevant.
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Just as Eastman Kodak was unable to keep pace with the times, I fear that many institutions of higher education in the US are following a similar path. Today's learners deserve better.

Source: Boggs, G (2013, September 12), Through the Learning Lens, Inside Higher Ed.

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Mystery Artist at Work

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

What is Jingoism?

Extreme nationalism characterized especially by a belligerent foreign policy; chauvinistic patriotism.

Source: The Free Dictionary

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Saturday, September 07, 2013

Well Said...

"I have seen war. I have seen war on land and sea. I have seen blood running from the wounded. I have seen men coughing out their gassed lungs. I have seen the dead in the mud. I have seen cities destroyed. I have seen 200 limping, exhausted men come out of line—the survivors of a regiment of 1,000 that went forward 48 hours before. I have seen children starving. I have seen the agony of mothers and wives. I hate war."

~ Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hon Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)

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Monday, September 02, 2013

Happy Labor Day 2013

To all my friends, colleagues, and readers from around the world, best regards during the Labor Day weekend!

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Well Said...

"Only the guy who isn't rowing has time to rock the boat."

~ Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980)

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